so while I was researching who I was going to draw for Feb 29th, I considered 80's Arcee, because I've been wanting to draw her for awhile. But while looking into it I found some images of the Energon/Cybertron versions of her and decided I liked it better because it reminded me of Samus Aran a little. So I decided to go with Rodimus for the 29th and do this piece later.
I took a lot of liberties with the design and the color scheme... throwing in some Prime influence I'm sure. And I've no clue if she were at all tough, or if she were simply background in those series'. I like Prime Arcee, and so I put a little of that attitude in this drawing.
I used a generic city model I found on google sketch up to draw the buildings in perspective. Arcee is on her own levels. I used a similar technique to the Rodimus piece in that I painted her shadows in black and white, and then with another layer I colored the flats and set the layer to Multiply. Tons and tons of layers and adjustments later and voila.